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Consumer Advisory - Certain nut butters, peanuts, sugar and tahini from Vicrossano Inc. may contain Salmonella or other harmful bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
March 23, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Other
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Les Soeurs en Vrac, Vicrossano Inc.
Distribution:
Alberta, National, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7916, 7964

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 23, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the nut butters, peanuts, sugar or tahini described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella or other harmful bacteria.

These products have been distributed in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and may have been distributed in other provinces as well.

Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product
Tout Naturel Creamy peanut butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Tout Naturel Crunchy peanut butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Tout Naturel Organic creamy peanut butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Tout Naturel Organic crunchy peanut butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Tout Naturel Organic tahini All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Yum Nature Almond butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Yum Nature Cashew butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Yum Nature Smooth peanut butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Yum Nature Crunchy peanut butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Yum Nature Organic cashew butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Yum Nature Organic smooth peanut butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Yum Nature Organic crunchy peanut butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Yum Nature Organic sugar All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Yum Nature Organic tahini All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Yum Nature Tahini All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Yum Nature Whole sesame butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Soeurs en Vrac Almond butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Soeurs en Vrac Creamy peanut butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Soeurs en Vrac Crunchy peanut butter All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
Soeurs en Vrac Tahini All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
None - Sold From Bulk Roasted almonds All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
None - Sold From Bulk Roasted split peanuts All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
None - Sold From Bulk Roasted peanuts All sizes Best Before dates from March 21, 2013 to February 8, 2014
CRMR AT HOME Organic Peanut Butter 500 ml UPC: 0 288840 005502
sold from CRMR at Home,
Calgary, AB from May 24, 2012
to April 19, 2013
Going Nuts Smooth Organic Peanut Butter 330 ml Sold at Calgary Farmer's Market
(510 77th Avenue SE) from
July 10, 2012 to December 31, 2012
Clic Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 500 ml UPC: 0 58504 00501
All codes
Clic Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 500 ml UPC: 0 58504 00502
All codes
Clic Organic Tahini - Ground Sesame Paste 500 ml UPC: 0 58504 00503
All codes

More information

Consumption of the affected peanuts, nut butters, tahini or sugar could result in a wide range of symptoms that may include vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, headache and body ache. In rare cases, chronic, severe, or even life-threatening symptoms may occur.

Recall was initiated by Vicrossano Inc. on March 26, 2013.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600